Wolsey's Gate "tagged" with graffiti

Wolsey's Gate, a Tudor tower built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in Ipswich, England, was the subject of vandalism recently when the 16th century brickwork was covered by graffiti.

"Tudor bricks are not anywhere near as strong as modern bricks and they're also very porous, so if people graffiti it, it sinks in deep, which is tragic and irreversible," said Dr John Blatchly, chairman of the Thomas Cardinal Wolsey Project. Experts from the Ipswich Borough Council's conservation team, however, believe they can successfully clean the white paint from the bricks.